Hot Spot: Latin America
Greenwood Press, 2008 - 270 síđur
From border crime in Mexico to Chavez's revolution in Venezuela, this volume presents up-to-the-minute coverage of the key conflicts, corruption, and revolutionary movements simmering or raging in every region of Latin America. In-depth, comprehensive chapters explore drug wars, imigration issues, terrorism, youth gangs, government corruption, controversy over oil, and political instability. This is a must-have source for current coverage of trouble spots in Latin America, their origins, and subsequent development.
Over 30 security-based hot spots are analyzed within these geographical regions. They vary in severity, background, and degree of threat to the United States, the nation itself, or its regional neighbors. Hot spots covered include:
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In a study of recent trends in immigration , Immigrants at MidDecade : A Snapshot of America's Foreign - Born Population in 2005 , the Center for Immigration Studies ( CIS ) , an anti - immigrant policy institute , found that the ...
Indigenous peoples make up a majority of the population in Peru and Bolivia and are a significant ethnic element in Ecuador . Venezuela and Colombia are considered mestizo countries , meaning most of their population has mixed European ...
The several free - trade areas in Latin America with large Middle Eastern populations are infested with Islamic terrorist ... Sunni — in Latin America is estimated to number 6 million , 1.2 percent of Latin America's total population .
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